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Hear about the Monroe Street Bridge reconstruction, learn to compost, explore architecture in Alexandria, bike for a book discussion or bike for sweets, better crosstown travel, and much more in this week's events roundup.

Monday, June 4:

Reconstruction of Monroe Street bridge: Monroe Street bridge in Brookland might be closed as part of an ongoing reconstruction project. Join the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for a public meeting to discuss the proposed temporary full closure of the bridge and give your comments. The meeting will be at 7 pm at Luke C. Moore High School (1001 Monroe St NE).

Friday, June 8

Alexandria Architecture Symposium: The City of Alexandria has a history of evolving architectural heritage. Celebrate that heritage and look to the future during the 2018 Architecture Symposium, where you can fully explore the complexities and challenges of the city's development and design review process and how it affects the architecture of new buildings. This is a two-day event at the US Patent and Trademark Office (600 Dulany Street) starting on Friday at 6 pm and running through Saturday at 1 pm. You can learn more here.

Saturday, June 9

Silver Spring Sweet Bike Ride: Merge two great things — biking and sweets — on a tour of Silver Spring! Join Bike Silver Spring and WABA at 10 am for a casual ride through downtown Silver Spring and Takoma Park with stops at several local shops for some delicious sweet treats. Every rider must have a helmet to participate. RSVP here.

Volunteer and learn to compost: Want to learn how to make a compost bin? Join the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia for the P.R. Harris Urban Food Hub Build Day. You will have the chance to learn about, build, and beautify the food infrastructure in Ward 8, including constructing compost bins and filling garden beds. The event begins at 9 am at the Urban Food Hub (4600 Livingston Road, SE).

Get the sunrise shot: Want to get the perfect shot of the monuments? Try it at sunrise. Join award-winning landscape photographer Angela B. Pan for a sunrise photo shoot at the Lincoln Memorial (sunrise is at 5:42 am). There will be coffee and donuts!

Sunday, June 10

Bikes, Books, and Brunch: The name says it all — if biking, books, and brunch are your thing, join WABA in historic Anacostia to discuss S Street Rising, the memoir of Washington Post reporter Ruben Castaneda, and eat brunch at Cooks & Kicks (formerly Capitol Hill Crab Cake) located inside Anacostia Arts Center. The ride starts at Archives Metro Station (701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) at 12:30 pm.

Monday, June 11

Safer C Street: The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) wants to improve safety and connectivity on C Street NE from 22nd Street NE to 14th Street NE, and on North Carolina Avenue NE from 16th Street NE to 14th Street NE. Get an update on the design and weigh in on the project at a public meeting at 6 pm at Rosedale Community Center (1701 Gales Street NE).

Tuesday, June 12

Let's get better crosstown travel: The District of Columbia has few east-west network connections north of the original L'Enfant Plan street grid. To help alleviate the problem, in September 2016 DDOT completed the Crosstown Multimodal Transportation Study from Columbia Heights to Brookland. It recommended a variety of improvements throughout the corridor to make it safer and faster for biking, walking, and driving. Come get the latest info on the proposal and weigh in at the next public meeting at 6 pm at the Raymond Recreation Center (3725 10th St NW).

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Claire Jaffe was born in DC and now lives in the U Street area. She is a University of Michigan graduate and currently works at Coalition for Smarter Growth. On her off time, Claire can be found biking the street of DC or exploring the many green spaces throughout the region.